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Paralympic sports - 09. September 2008.

McGlynn and Hunter win Gold Number 2

Aileen McGlynn of Great Britain and her pilot Ellen Hunter wrecked the gold medal hopes of Australia's Lindy Hou, piloted by Toireasa Gallagher

McGlynn and Hunter win Gold Number 2
 McGlynn and Hunter win Gold Number 2


McGlynn and Hunter were three seconds up at 2km and, despite a spirited charge by Hou and Gallagher over the final kilometer, the gap at the finish was 1.5 seconds.

Hou had earned a bronze medal in the Time Trial event and now has silver to go with it.

The Individual Pursuit bronze went to current world record holder Karissa Whitsell of the United States and her pilot Mackenzie Woodring, coming home six seconds ahead of New Zealand's Jayne Parsons and her pilot Annaliisa Farrell.

McGlynn gives thanks for days like these

Aileen McGlynn and Helen Hunter made it two from two as the tandem pair picked up the 3km pursuit (B&VI) gold in the Beijing velodrome tonight adding another title to their victory in the time trial on Sunday.

“All the hours of training we do, all the hard work is all worth it on these days,” said the 35-year-old Scot. “You get the reward on days like these. It’s like getting the money out of the bank.”

The pair took gold and silver in Athens when the Aussies beat them in the sprint, but this time they left nothing to chance, winning by more than two seconds.

“We’ve been training hard for the last four years and we needed to go out and show the coaches that we deserved our place in this fantastic team,” said Hunter.

The fantastic team are back in the Laoshan Velodrome tomorrow chasing medals in the team sprint, men’s sprint (B&VI1-3), and individual pursuit LC1/LC2/CP4).

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